SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 8 Sep. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Canarian Vacation Rental Association (Ascav) has celebrated this Thursday the check for 300 euros that it has granted to the Government of Germany to retirees to face the energy crisis.
“If the simple fact of considering the measure months ago caused an increase of approximately 20% in long-stay reservations during the winter in the Canary Islands, there is no doubt that the approval will give a new boost to reservations,” he details in a note.
Faced with this situation – heating and gas costs have doubled in Germany and wood for fireplaces has already run out – the association states that it is expected that holiday homes in the Canary Islands “will be the best refuge option” this winter for German visitors.
He also points out that there is a “growing interest” in spending stays in non-tourist places in which “the guest seeks to live the experience of integrating into local environments” and nature and leisure activities also become an “important plus”.
The other profile with high demand to spend long stays this winter is that of the “medium-high level teleworker” who prefers independent houses or farms with large outdoor spaces, “a sector for which the owners have prepared their homes since the pandemic, offering work spaces and comforts comparable to any European home,” he stresses.
The association defends that this subsector directly reaches more than 70,000 Canarian families, generates more than 35,000 direct jobs and an economic impact of some 1,500 million euros per year.